With more than 600 million internet users in China (twice that of the US), it’s no wonder that so many enterprises want to establish a presence there.
Whether to reach the growing base of online shoppers or to provide employees in China with access to benefits and cloud applications, organizations quickly realize that not only can latency become an issue, but just deciphering the rules and regulations can be daunting. While not impossible to achieve, knowing the licensing and content rules ahead of time could save you from failing down the road with your China presence.
ICP stands for “Internet Content Provider”. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) governs this license. You will see ICP license numbers on the bottom of websites. The PSB (Public Security Bureau) is another governing body within China. The PSB Beian is another regulation that is mandatory for all websites in China.
The ICP Beian and PSB Beian are mandatory for all websites in China. The ICP License is mandatory for eCommerce website with a shopping cart. The industry-specific licenses are mandatory for those industry-specific websites.
To find out more, CDNetworks has put together a FAQ document that will provide you with a high level understanding of the types of licenses needed to operate a website reaching consumers, businesses, and employees in China.
The FAQ document covers:
- The different types of ICP & Beian licenses
- Overview of additional industry specific licenses
- How to obtain the required licenses
Download the doc here.
Also read: Guide: Website Visibility in China